Regina A. Scott
Commander Regina Ann Scott
was born and raised in Orange New Jersey. After graduating from
high school, she joined the United States Army as a combat medic
and pharmacy technician. Scott was Honorably Discharged at the rank
of E-5 and served an additional two years in the Army Reserves.
Commander Scott continues to show her support for military veterans
by volunteering her time with New Directions, which is an
organization to help homeless veterans.
Commander Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational
Management/Criminal Justice from Ashford University. She is a
graduate of West Point Leadership School, and the 216th Session of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, in Quantico,
Commander Scott was appointed to the Department in July 1987.
During her tenure, she has held numerous positions and worked
various assignments within the Department as a Police Officer,
Field Training Officer, Senior Lead Officer and Sergeant, and all
advance pay grades in the Detective and Lieutenant ranks.
On April 16, 2006, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain I as the
Patrol Captain at Southwest where she was responsible for the
patrol functions of sworn and civilian personnel in an area of
South Los Angeles, which includes historic venues such as the Los
Angeles Coliseum, the Sports Arena, Shrine Auditorium, the
University of Southern California, and Baldwin Hill Shopping
In May of 2007, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain II Central
Traffic Division and later and reassigned to Gang and Operations
Support Division. In this assignment, she was responsible for
oversight and coordination of the Department's Gangs Units, Los
Angeles City/County Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR)
program, the Department's Cal Gangs coordinator, Gun Detail,
Foreign Prosecution, and Fugitive Warrants.
In March 2009, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain III and
assigned to Communications Division, which is the largest division
of the Department with 570 sworn and civilian personnel and
includes both the Metropolitan and Valley Dispatch Centers.
On October 10, 2010, Scott became the first female African American
appointed to the rank of Commander in the Department's history. She
was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Information
On September 8, 2013, Scott was assigned as the Assistant
Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau, the largest Bureau
within the department. She is responsible for the Eastside of the
San Fernando Valley which includes Foothill, Mission, Van Nuys and
Scott is the mother of two adult children and a grandmother of two
grandchildren. Her daughter is currently serving in the United
States Air Force and her son is a Longshoreman working from the San
Pedro Harbor. In her spare time, Commander Scott enjoys playing
golf and playing blues on her guitar.